In this packet you will find the following learning materials for teaching the 3 sounds of the CH digraph:
-Poster with 3 sounds (/SH/ /K/ and /CH/)
-Poster with 2 main sounds ( /SH/ and /CH/)
-3 posters, each one focusing on a sound of CH
-Sort header cards to be used all together, or alone as you see fit
-30 total sorting cards- 10 for each sound of CH
-5 sorting sheets, to allow you to decide how the students sort the cards
-3 “I Spy” worksheets, where students are asked to read and highlight a set of words and look for words with a specific CH sound only
-3 “Cut and Paste” worksheets, where students are asked to read and cut then paste words under their correct CH sound
-2 forms for “My Book of CH Words” where students will produce (or be given) CH words. They will be asked to identify the sound, use the word in a sentence, and draw a picture of the CH word. The students are given the option to either list the type of CH sound (/CH/ /SH/ /K/) OR identify another word with the same sound (possibly from the posters or whatever you use in the classroom as your key CH words)
-3 games, each one focusing on 1 of the CH sounds only
-4 games focusing on a combination of the 3 CH sounds
***Please remember that there are NO explicit rules to reading words with the CH sound. The standard /CH/ sound is the most used in the English language, but there are words where the /SH/ and the /K/ are utilized instead. I usually have my students try the /CH/ sound when reading the word, and if it doesn’t make a real word, I ask them to apply another CH sound and try again. It is the “trial and error” method of reading…at least until they become stronger readers with larger vocabularies.
** The words listed in the various games and sorts vary in difficulty and other essential phonetic skills including: blends, two-letter digraphs, short and long vowels sounds, silent e, adjacent vowels, bossy R, and some of the 5 rules of Y.
The posters, sort, book, games, and worksheet can be used in the initial instruction, small group, assessments, individual desk work, or literacy centers.
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